Book of the Year Award – Creative Writing

Awarded for an outstanding book of African literature, whether novel,
non-fiction prose, play, or poetry collection, published in the preceding
calendar year by an African writer. The award comes with a $250.00 cash


2021 Winner: Benjamin Kwakye
Obsessions of Paradise
Cissus World Press, 2019



2020 Winner: Joyce Ash
Beautiful Fire
Spears Media Press, 2018



2019 Winner: Timothy Ogene
This Day Ends Like Any Day
Holland House Books, 2017



2017 Winner: Fatou Fanny Cissé
Madame la Présidente
Abidjan: NEI-CEDA, 2015



2016 Winner: Manu Herbstein
The Boy Who Spat in Sargenti’s Eye
Accra: Techmate
Publishers, 2014

Honorable Mention: Onyeka Iwuchukwu for Our Honourable Member


2014 Winner: Pede Hollist
So the Path Does Not Die
London: Jacaranda, 2014



See this year's Call for Nominations in
Announcements for the dates and details on the next competition.